Raspberries are an easy to grow crop for home gardeners. Good cultural practices help ensure an excellent fruit crop. Important cultural practices during the summer months include pruning, weed control and irrigation.
Almost any plant can be considered a “weed,” even those we cultivate as crops or ornamentals, if they are able to survive and successfully reproduce or spread in the new environment. Volunteer corn growing in soybean fields, aggressive groundcovers and tree seedlings that sprout in the garden are considered weeds because, by definition, a weed is simply a “plant out of place” or an invader.
Wild parsnip is a non-native plant in the parsnip family that originated in Europe. The edible roots were consumed in ancient Greece and Rome and there are still some cultivars grown for food today. Wild parsnip also poses a health hazard that many people may not be aware of.
Many homeowners strive to have a healthy, weed-free lawn yet at the same time are concerned about the effects of herbicides and synthetic fertilizers on the environment. If you fit that description, there is an effective, all-natural product that will ease your conscience and reduce weed growth in your lawn and garden - corn gluten meal